Pizza Questin’ & Box Collectin’ with Peter Reinhart & Scott Wiener


It’s an understatement that the era of COVID-19 has been tricky for the restaurant industry. But, pizza — the ultimate comfort food — is apparently staying hot.

To explore why, Tim Miner grabbed a slice of time with two foremost pizza experts. Charlotte’s Own Chef Peter Rinehart, chef on assignment at Johnson & Wales, is the author of American Pie and Perfect Pan Pizza and is the host of the internet show, Pizza Quest.

Peter’s friend, Scott Wiener, is the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours in NYC, a co-host on Thrillist’s Really Dough and a Guinness Book of World Records record-holder for the world’s largest pizza box collection. Together, they produce a new segment of “Pizza Box of the Week” on Pizza Quest.

So, yeah … when it comes to pizza … they know what they’re talking about.

For an extra-large serving of the Biscuit Blitz, Tim, Scott and Peter discuss why pizza has thrived during COVID-19, the alluring art of pizza box design and the never-ending search for the perfect pie. Oh, and they play a silly trivia game about fictional pizza places. (“Keep the change, you filthy animal!”)

After you watch, check out Scott’s nonprofit,, which produces pizza-related events and campaigns to support American hunger relief and prevention initiatives.

Grab a Few More Slices

Chef Peter Reinhart

Pizza Quest | Pizza Box of the Week | Instagram | CreativeMornings Talk

Scott Wiener

Scott’s Pizza Tours | Really Dough | Slice Out Hunger | Instagram